Friday, September 16, 2016


16 members of the Winston FFA Chapter attended the Hundley-Whaley FFA Ag Science Day in Albany, MO on Thursday September 15th.  Students were able to listen to guest speakers on various Ag topics including agronomy, conservation, technology, and machinery, and some students were brave enough to reach into the rumen compartment of a live dairy cow's stomach.  Students had a very good learning experience and were able to see many of the concepts they have learned about in the classroom applied in a "real-life" setting.  Clubs like FFA are one of the many reasons why:  It is a Great Day to be a Redbird!

Friday, September 9, 2016


The Faculty of Winston High School would like to congratulate our September Students of the Month:  Jacob Lewis and Ashley Gadberry.  The Student of the Month award is chosen by the teachers and administrators of Winston High School in order to recognize those students who exemplify the excellence we look for in academics, character, and attitude.  It is our sincerest belief that great schools are not made of wood and stone, but of outstanding students.  These are two of our best and they are two of the reasons why: It is a Great Day to be a Redbird!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


The Winston FFA Chapter along with National President Taylor McNeel
and Northwest District Supervisor Mr. Keith Dietzchold.
On Friday, September 2nd, The Winston FFA Chapter had the honor of hosting Taylor McNeel, the National FFA President, to speak to students during an assembly.  Ms. McNeel is from Vilona, Arkansas and was elected to National office during the 2015-2016 National Convention. 

Ms. McNeel's visit to Winston actually began on Thursday evening as she attended the "Back to School BBQ" that our chapter holds every year.  The evening event featured food and fellowship shared by our chapter members, their families, and Ms. McNeel. 

On Friday Ms. McNeel addressed the members of our FFA Chapter, as well as Winston 7th and 8th grade students and visiting students from the Jamesport FFA Chapter, about reflections on her FFA career, challenges she has faced in life, and her philosophy of living a life to serve.  "I recently read Bob Goff's "Love Does", she said, "and learned about living 'palms up'.  Palms up means taking what is provided and passing it along to others."

Today, Ms. McNeel is an agricultural business major with a minor in Spanish at Southern Arkansas University. After her year in office, she plans to study abroad to continue her Spanish studies and aim for a career in lobbying for agriculture trade associations or working on policy for elected officials.

"I am excited this year to learn about the different types of agriculture across the country. This year will provide an opportunity to talk with FFA members, consumers, and the public about FFA, agriculture education, and agriculture."  It was an honor to host such an intelligent, articulate, and upstanding young person who serves as a role model for our students.  Activities such as this are yet another reason why:  It is a Great Day to be a Redbird!

Thursday, September 1, 2016


     Excellence In All We Do!  It is the motto here at Winston High School, and I am proud to say that we have continued achieving at a high level.  For the fourth year in a row, Winston High School was awarded the HDC Conference All Activities Championship.  This award grants points based on how a school finishes in Boys and Girls Softball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Track, and Varsity Academic Team.

     Winning this award for the fourth year in a row is a testament to all of the hard-work and sacrifices made by our athletes, parents, and coaches.  Being successful doesn't happen by accident, it takes a willingness to sacrifice personal time and goals for the sake of the program.  Our students and coaches have represented Winston with excellence, class, and pride.  Congratulations to everyone that had a hand in the championship.  It is a Great Day to be a Redbird!